Eco-friendly, rustic burlap is a fun fabric for DIY projects. Add some rustic flavor to your design scheme with these DIY projects.
No-sew burlap curtains: You don't even need a curtain rod to hang these no-sew burlap curtains; just a few nails or pegs. To make these rustic-looking curtains, you'll need to affix a dark strip of burlap to a large light-colored burlap panel with Stitch Witchery. Then add curtain clips, and hang from either pegs, nails, or a curtain rod. Tie back the curtain with a big strip of dark burlap, and be sure to tie it in a big bow.
No-sew burlap valances: Well this is really easy. Cut a burlap sack in half, and either fold it and hot glue a curtain rod pocket into it, or just clip on some curtain clips. Hang from a curtain rod and make all of your friends so jealous that they will go out and ambush their local barristas for coffee sacks.
Painted burlap pillow: This is a sewing project, but it is an easy sewing project. The results look similar to a very fancy burlap pillow from a very popular furnishings catalogue. Sew together two long, rectangular pieces of burlap. Stuff with batting. Embellish with stencils and acrylic paint, as well as ribbon.
DIY burlap chair upholstery: Coffee bags, or any other burlap, make super cute upholstery fabric. Click through to see one blogger's instructions for upholstering a chair with burlap.
Burlap monogram wreath: There are many ways to make burlap wreaths. Burlap is natural-looking, flexible, and also holds it shape pretty well. If you want an earthy, rustic-looking wreath, have at it!
DIY jar lamp and burlap shade: For the low price of less than $20, you can make your own jar lamp and burlap shade, which are a very upscale look indeed. You'll need a thrifted jar base for the lamp, a wooden plug for the jar, a cheap drum shade, and some burlap to cover the drum shade. The plug (with all its electrical whosies and whatsies) will be the most challenging part of this project, but I think you can handle it.
DIY burlap matted frame: Matte is marvelous in burlap. Click through to learn how to make your own burlap matte.
Chaya Kurtz writes about everything from plumbers in NYC to remodeling for Networx.com. View original post